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Gallery events

Chinese Porcelain Company: “Contemporary Chinese Ink”; March 14 to 22

“Early Chinese Ceramics”; March 14 to 22

Erik Thomsen Gallery: “Japanese Paintings and Works of Art”; March 15 to April 25

Joan B. Mirviss: Japan in Black & White: Ink and Clay”; March 14 to April 25

Peter Pap at Kentshire Galleries:  “Art in Bloom – Antique Rugs from Private Collections”; March 20 to 30

Throckmorton Fine Art: “Celestial Deities: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, c. 500 – 1100 CE”; to April 26



To celebrate and promote Asia Week New York, the city’s premier on-line and bricks- and-mortar auction houses offer for sale their best paintings and decorative arts from China, Japan, India, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas from March 14 to 22. Here is a sampling of the top lots being offered for sale:

Bonham’s Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art sale on March 17 has a copper alloy figure of Padmapani from Western Tibet dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

Christie’s, Doyle, Sotheby’s and iGavel recognize the continuing appeal and value of classical Chinese objects with collectors. A private collector has consigned to Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on March 19 a rare and unusual molded blue and white barbed rim dish dating from the Yuan Dynasty estimated at $200,000 to $300,000.

Christie’s March 20 sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art offers from a private West coast collection a rare celadon-glazed relief-decorated vase with a Qianlong seal mark estimated at $600,000 to $800,000.

Doyle New York’s auction has for sale an eighteenth-century pale celadon jade covered vase from China with an estimate of $500,000 to $700,000 on Monday, March 17.

Lark Mason, the Chinese art and antiquities expert, started the on-line auction house iGavel in 2003. Eleven years later iGavel continues to offer important material including a Chinese imperial zitan and jichimu wood throne-back armchair from the Qianlong period. The chair and other objects can be viewed at iGavel’s gallery at 227 East 120th Street on March 15 and 17 to 21. On-line bidding is being held from April 21 to 25.

Large Chinese Gilt Bronze Seated Figure. China, Ming Dynasty. iGavel Auctions. 

Other auctions include:

March 15: “Arts of Asia” auction presented by Roland Auctioneers, New York City

March 15: “Asian, Continental & Modern Estates” auction presented by Hutter Auctions, New York City

March 23: “Arts of Asia” Auction, presented by Schwenke Auctioneers in Woodbury, CT

–By Cynthia Drayton



Asia Society: “Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery”; to May 18

“Tales of Wonder: Indian Art from the Asia Society Museum Collection”; to May 4

“Himalayan Sculpture from the Asia Society Museum Collection”; to May 18

Stony Brook University: “Seas of blue: Asian Indigo Dye”; March 12 to July 27

China Institute: “Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art”; to June 8

Japan Society: “Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum”; to June 8

The Korea Society: “Highlights: Selections from the Korea Society Collection”; March 14 to 22

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art: “Freed from the Vault: The Collection of Jacques Marchais”; ongoing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West”; March 11 to June 29

“The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection”; to September 7

“Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China”; to April 6.

“Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations”; to June 8

Museum of Chinese in America: “A Floating Population: Chinatown Photographs by Annie Ling” to April 13

“Tomie Arai: Portraits of New York Chinatown”; to April 13

Newark Museum: “Gone Fishin’: Aquatic Imagery in Asian Art”; opening March 12

“Tiaras to Toe Rings, Asian Ornaments”; ongoing

“Red Luster: Lacquer and Leatherworks of Asia”; ongoing

The Noguchi Museum: “Noguchi’s Early Drawings, 1927 – 1932”; to May 25

Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910”; to May 26

Princeton University of Art Museum: “In the Garden”; to May 1

Rubin Museum of Art: “From India East: Sculpture of Devotion from the Brooklyn Museum”; to July 7

“Gateway to Himalayan Art”; to June 2

“The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room”; to June 1

“Count Your Blessings: The Art of Prayer Beads in Asia”; to March 24

Yale University Art Gallery: “Byobu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens”; to July 6



March 15 – 18  ASIA ART FAIR at the Bohemian National Hall

March 15 – 19  JADA 2014: An exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association, Ukrainian Institute, NY


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